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I own too many cookbooks. Ok, maybe not too many. (How many is too many?).

Maybe not as many as this guy. And certainly, I don’t create nearly as many delicious dinners as he does.

But last night, I vowed to make something from one cookbook I had never used before: Nigel Slater’s Real Cooking.

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It is not easy to take a good photo of soup.  The lighting (here, the coffee room in college) and quality of camera (not DSLR) play a big part in making soup look appetizing.  I need a better camera! But what this soup lacks in photogenic qualities, it makes up in the taste department 😀

Almost every Sunday I make a big pot of soup which I store in containers in the fridge, ready to take to college for lunch with a couple of slices of homemade brown bread. The soup is usually a mish-mash of whatever vegetables are looking a bit sad and neglected at the bottom of the fridge – soup is a great way to use up and get a bit more life out of vegetables. I often throw in some lentils, pearl barley, or even some chickpeas.  For this soup, I let the roasted veggies speak for themselves.

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